Donate when you visit

We've never charged admission to the Visitor Center, but we encourage visitors to donate when they come to help support the animals, exhibits and programming they enjoy (suggested donation: $5 per person; $20 per family). 

Donate online, by mail or by phone

The Glass Quilt Giving Campaign

Join in this opportunity to contribute to the future of our marine education programs, and also be part of a public art piece. Your donation of $250 or more will sponsor a square in our beautiful glass quilt filled with images of Oregon’s marine life, and will support the ongoing work of teaching the next generation to value Oregon’s ocean, coast and way of life. You get to have the tile inscribed with your name or that of a loved one or friend.

The Campaign for OSU

If you are unable to give $250, we welcome your donation in any amount to help us continue creating dynamic, research-based exhibits, conduct unique science education programs for all ages, and pioneer innovative learning research. Donations also help us feed and care for our marine animals, and put on the special events visitors enjoy.

How to give

  • Donate online to the Glass Quilt Campaign (or use the handy Make A Gift button on this page) or to the Visitor Center's general donation page with Campaign for OSU
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  • Donate via the OSU Foundation's toll-free phone number, 800-354-7281 (M-F, 8 am-5 pm Pacific time). Please specify whether you wish to donate to the HMSC Glass Quilt fund, or the general HMSC Visitor Center fund.

All donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.